Spain Trip

Thayer's Spanish Cultural Immersion Trip - Thayer en España 2022
Trip Leader: Marc Rando

We are happy to announce that we will offer another trip to Spain this summer. 

This is an opportunity for students to have a culturally enriching and educational experience in historic Spain. Students spend the first part of the trip in Madrid, visiting some of the main attractions of that amazing European capital, before visiting other historical cities, such as Toledo and Salamanca. The second part of the trip is a homestay and visit in Vigo, Galicia, in the northwest part of the country. This trip is meant to enrich students' language and Spanish cultural learning experiences in addition to opening their world to friendships with native Spanish speakers in their country.

This trip is ideal for Thayer students studying Spanish who:

  • are interested in a culturally immersive experience
  • want to learn more about Spanish foods and customs
  • would like to practice their Spanish speaking skills with native speakers
  • like active outdoor activities as well as some museum tours
  • have an open mind and willingness to be adaptive and collaborative 
  • understand there will be moments when they may be a bit out of their comfort zone

Trip Cost

The cost of the trip is $4,100.01. Thayer Academy may offer limited financial assistance toward the cost of the trip to those students who apply.

Application and travel documents

The trip is open to students in grades 10 and 11 who are in level II or higher of Spanish at Thayer.

Each student’s application will be given a fair and thorough consideration before the selection committees. Criteria for selection will include: general citizenship; academic and disciplinary standing; seriousness of purpose for the trip; and if appropriate, dedication to the study of language, culture, and community service experience. Please note that any past disciplinary issues could affect your placement on a senior project trip.

Communication regarding payment dates, vaccinations and forms necessary to travel will come from the individual trip chaperones.

Note: The student's passport must be valid for six (6) months after the return date of the trip.


Itinerary: June 2022
Day 1-2
  • Arrival in Madrid
  • Plaza Mayor
Day 3
  • Museo Del Prado
  • Palacio Real
Day 4
  • Parque del Retiro
  • Ventas Y Bernabeu
Day 5
  • Toledo
Day 6
  • Valle de los Caidos y Segovia
  • Salamanca
Day 7
  • Arrive in Vigo with families
Days 8-11
  • Time with Families
Day 12
  • Return to Boston

Madrid at night